Huntley IL. –
On Saturday, October 7th, LionHeart Team Members gathered at LionHeart’s Huntley Headquarters for their Annual Homecoming Party.
The evening began with a series of challenges based on the event’s theme, “Survivor”. Competing in challenges against colleagues has become a tradition at LionHeart’s annual homecoming event, and the competitive crowd enjoyed sparring in card-house building, marshmallow eating, and basketball shooting. Each competition was played to increase team members chances of winning the ultimate reward, “Don for a Day”. This coveted prize, is a LionHeart favorite, and can be cashed in for a paid day off while Don, President of LionHeart, completes their duties for the day.
Following the competitions, a pig roast dinner was served. Team Members were able to share stories from the past year, meet new team members and enjoy a little down time, a rarity for anyone living the life of an emergency generator Field Service Engineer.
Dinner was capped off by a “year in review” slideshow, and an award ceremony. The following list shows the 2017 award recipients:
2017 Milestone Anniversaries
10 Years of Employment –Laurie Bulow & Adam Mercadante
15 Years of Employment – Renee Huff & Ben Belohalvy
Turbo Charged Award – Highest Repair Sales Volume – Tim Buhrow
Turbo Charged Award – Highest New Client Sales Volume – Cliff Hunter
People’s Choice Awards
Lil’ Lion Cub Award – Support Team – A new employee (<12mo) that has already achieved outstanding performance in their role – Tom Akers
Lil’ Lion Cub Award – Field Team –A new employee (<12mo) that has already achieved outstanding performance in their role – Jeremy Benson
Innovator Award – Recognized by peers as an innovator and is always working to enhance the LHCPS result – Laurie Bulow
Survivor Award – Thrives under change and is known for their determination – Renee Huff
Einstein Award – Completes paperwork with the highest quality and overall professionalism- Andy Kolls
The award ceremony ended with the presentation of the HERO award, LionHeart’s most prestigious award. This award is presented annually to the individual that consistently displays outstanding results, the highest level of integrity in all aspects of their performance, and an excellent work ethic. They are not only a team player, but a team encourager. They strive to better themselves and the company. They represent all 4 of our core values; Honorable, Evolving, Responsible, and One.
This year the award was presented to a 16 year veteran of LionHeart, Monty Hagberg. As the Client Relations Team Manager Monty is consistently producing outstanding results for LionHeart clients, and LionHeart team members. The quotes below are some of the feedback submitted during the HERO Award voting process, that describes Monty’s love for his clients, and colleagues.
“Monty embodies everything LionHeart strives to be as a company.”
“Monty is a true LionHeart HERO – He not only puts energy and effort into ensuring the well-being of the customer, but also his LionHeart teammates.”
The homecoming celebration continued on throughout the night, with a bonfire, guitar solos, and a lot of laughs.